of fans across the country screamed at their TV screens in delight as Steven
Gerrard scored England's opening goal of the World Cup - but millions more were
left screaming in frustration after an ITV blunder meant they missed the goal.
of the ITV HD service were stunned when the high-definition channel
accidentally cut to an advert moments before the Liverpool striker found the
net in the fourth minute of the game.
normal ITV 1 service was unaffected, but those watching in HD saw the beginning
of an advert, quickly changing to an ITV HD logo for several seconds.
the time the channel had returned to the action viewers were left watching an
action replay of England's opening goal of the tournament.
no such blunder took place to save goalkeeper Robert Green's blushes after the atrocious
gaffe that saw the USA equalise shortly before half-time...